Mountains and Climate Change - A global concern


Mountains are among the regions most affected by climate change. The implications of climate change will reach far beyond mountain areas, as the contributions in the present publication prepared for the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, show. Themes discussed are water, glaciers and permafrost, hazards, biodiversity, food security and economy. The case studies included demonstrate that concrete adaptive action has been taken in many mountain areas of the world.

The 140-page publication, which is part of the sustainable development in mountain region series, concludes with a series of recommendations for sustainable mountain development in the face of climate change.


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Author Thomas Kohler, André Wehrli, Matthias Jurek
Publisher Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Geographica Bernensia
Publication year 2014
Language English

Themes: Cambio Climàtico

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